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May 29, 2014
Washington, D.C. – In a statement today submitted to the House Judiciary Committee, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer urged Congress to address the resource imbalance at the border that is...
May 20, 2014
By Jeffrey Heller I'm a long-time volunteer attorney at Human Rights First.  Through them, I’ve helped hundreds of refugees receive asylum in the United States. This week, I’m...
May 16, 2014
Immigration courts nationwide are facing a computer hardware failure that started April 12, leaving judges, immigrants, and attorneys in the dark on case schedules.  But that’s only one of the...
May 15, 2014
We have officially expanded our refugee representation to Texas and the Houston office is now up and running! The new office has received a very warm welcome from law firms and nonprofits alike...
April 30, 2014
This morning a new UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) refugee camp, Camp Azraq, opened in Jordan. As of today, the new camp will receive all of the 300-400 Syrians entering Jordan every day while Jordan’s...
April 29, 2014
With 2.7 million Syrians having taken refuge beyond their country’s borders and 6.5 million more having fled their homes and sought shelter elsewhere within the country, almost half of Syria’s pre-...
April 25, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First applauds recent statements from Speaker of the House John Boehner indicating that he wants to proceed with an immigration reform bill in 2014. The organization...

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Transcription | July 17, 2014
Below is a shortened transcript of the July 16 media telebriefing featuring former Commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) under George W. Bush Jim Ziglar; Leslie Vélez...
Opinions | July 11, 2014
An opinion piece by James W. Ziglar former commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) under former President George W. Bush and a member of Human Rights...
Testimony | July 10, 2014
Statement submitted for the Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing On "Review of the President's Emergency Supplemental Request for Unaccompanied Children and Related Matters. Human Rights First...
Letter | July 08, 2014
President Barack H. Obama The White House Washington, DC July 3, 2014 Dear President Obama: We, the undersigned immigration, civil and human rights, faith, labor, anti-violence, and ...

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